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    Who’s crawling into town

    Tucson’s largest 21-and-over event, Tucson Weekly’s Club Crawl, waltzes in this weekend with 30 stages and 90 bands, and is prime to offer locals a weekend to remember.

    Music groups from all over Arizona, such as garage-rockers The Love Me Nots, female duo Scorpion vs. Tarantula and local group Ghost of 505, come to downtown Tucson just for the chance to play in the annual event.

    This year, Club Crawl’s reach extends even farther out, bringing in talent such as alt-rock group Kicking Harold, newly successful dance favorites LexiconDon and Fabian from Los Angeles and the electronica sets of Bulletproof Tiger from El Paso, Texas.

    Alex Koons, one of the three leading men in LexiconDon, plans to return to Tucson with a bang.

    “We did a nationwide tour in July and Tucson was one of our better stops,” Koons said. “We stopped at Club Congress and really rocked it out, we made connections there and then they invited us back for Club Crawl.”

    According to Koons, Tucson remains one of the American Southwest’s better music scenes, especially for frontmen like himself.

    “Oh man, Tucson was bananas. People were receptive, there was a lot of energy in the crowd,” Koons said. “Any time we get to get out of Los Angeles, I think we’re super stoked.”

    After LexiconDon’s 2008 release, “Pink and Blue,” Koons, bassist Sam Gabbard and fellow bandmate Fabian Ordorica are no strangers to success.

    Building their set around the feeling of live shows “built on the energy that can only come with live instrumentation,” LexiconDon has seen increasingly more people attending its shows. By all accounts, it seems like Club Crawl will continue the trend.

    “We don’t really know what to expect, because we don’t really know what Club Crawl is like.” Koons said. “Club Congress in particular is just really cool and we can’t wait to come back to Tucson and do another good show.”

    With the way this year’s Club Crawl is looking, LexiconDon might not be the only band putting on a good show — Tucson’s premier festival is back and more badass than ever.

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